Gameday Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Pittsburgh Penguins

Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs (10-12-2-2) will slide into Pittsburgh to face the Penguins (19-8-2-0), and one has to wonder: “What version of the Leafs will we see tonight?”.  If anything, the Leafs’ season thus far has been marked with the word “inconsistency.”  Personally, I’m finding it rather frustrating that this team can not seem to settle into the category of bad or good.  On the majority of nights this year, they haven’t been very good at all, but every once in a while, they pull off a miracle.  The Leafs are coming off a two game winning streak (consecutive wins against the Bruins and Capitals), both of which occurred after a thrilling come-from-behind effort for the Leafs, and consequently shootout wins.  As stated previously, the Leafs have done this twice before the past two games this season:  Once against Nashville, and another against the Capitals. Continue reading

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Leafs Continue to Confuse Fans

I know you are all thinking exactly the same thing I am thinking… What the $^&K is up with this team?  Seriously, what the heck?!  I am dumbfounded about what to think of the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.  In many games we’ve watched this season, they fail to show up for at least one period, and end up playing two periods.  In most cases, they show no interest, make bad plays, and fail to score. Continue reading

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Gameday Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Washington Capitals

After showing some grit and sincere determination on Saturday night against the Boston Bruins, the Leafs (9-12-2-2) now head to Washington to play the dreaded Washington Capitals (18-8-1-1) tonight.  This is the second meeting of the season between these two teams, with the last meeting (November 3rd) going to the Washington Capitals in a shootout with the winning goal coming from Alexander Semin, with a final score of 5-4. Continue reading

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This Leafs Team is Pathetic

There’s something that I’ve been curious about recently, and I’m wondering if any readers can provide me some feedback on this.  How long does a Rogers Personal Video Recorder last?  What I mean to say is, how many times can one record and erase (read/write) content on a PVR before the storage device finally dies?  The reason I bring this up is because I am wondering if I should even bother recording Leafs games any more.  I mean, is there really a reason?  When I can’t watch a game live for one reason or another, I routinely record the game, then watch it later that evening, or the next morning in its entirety.  I do not fast forward or skip to the results, I watch the game fully.   Continue reading

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Gameday Preview: Edmonton Oilers @ Toronto Maple Leafs

Tonight, a battle of the NHL’s basement dwellers will commence at the Air Canada Center and will feature the Edmonton Oilers (8-12-1-3) take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (8-11-2-2).  The Toronto Maple Leafs come into tonight’s game riding a three game losing streak, with their last loss coming on Tuesday night, where the Leafs blew a third period lead in the dying seconds of the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and proceeded to lose the match quickly in overtime on a two-on-one break for the Lightning, after Schenn made a costly giveaway in the offensive zone. Continue reading

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Gameday Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Toronto Maple Leafs

Tonight could prove to be quite painful for the Leafs, as well as their fans.  Having come off a weekend which saw the Leafs (8-11-1-2) drop two games (both of which the Leafs exhibited very little effort or interest), they now face an offensive powerhouse in the form of the Tampa Bay Lightning (13-8-2-1), who are led by an explosive Steven Stamkos.  This is the sort of match-up that could spell disaster for the Leafs. Continue reading

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Gameday Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Ottawa Senators

Leafs fans across Canada will look to forget the horror of last night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres tonight when they Leafs travel down HWY 401 to Scotiabank Place, in Kanata Ontario, to take on the Ottawa Senators.  The “Battle of Ontario” is one in which fans of both teams get excited for, and for the most part, most match ups deliver on the excitement expected.  There is a lot of history between these two teams, and the atmosphere at the Scotiabank Place (or Air Canada Center, when in Toronto) is always electric, with fans of both teams exchanging “pleasantries” with each other.  While the Battle of Ontario is not what it once was, it is still a heated rivalry, so one should expect to see emotion on both sides. Continue reading

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